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Free Download – DevOps Automation with Terraform and VMware

Content planning for 2020 is underway and I realized that it’s a good time to share the recent O’Reilly report that I had done in 2019 here with folks.  DevOps may seem a long way off, but the methods of automating your infrastructure creation in order to enable better DevOps practices is not.  Even VMware environments are seeing the benefits …

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Free eBook – Managing Kubernetes Performance at Scale

I’m super proud to share that my team has worked with O’Reilly to create a great little ebook that you can download for free (yay!!).  Eva Tuczai, who works on our Advanced Engineering team working with large-scale production container deployments at some of the most complex and interesting environments.  Asena Hertz works with me on the Marketing team leading our …

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DiscoPosse Review: Learning Chef

I’m a big fan of Chef, and I always enjoy finding more reading resources for me and for those who are looking to adopt this great tool. The Learning Chef book is a great guide for people who have limited or no experience with this really powerful configuration management framework. This truly is the soup to nuts (see what I …

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DiscoPosse Review: OpenStack Operations Guide

With an all-star cast of authors including Tom Fifield, Diane Fleming, Anne Gentle, Lorin Hochstein, Jonathan Proulx, Everett Toews, and Joe Topjian, this guide presents one of the best all-around operations guides for the OpenStack ecosystem. I’ve been a big fan of the work done by Anne Gentle with all of the book sprints including this Operations Guide and the …